Hurricane Films, the Liverpool film production outfit, have secured Metrodome for UK distribution rights to Terence Davies’ anticipated drama, Sunset Song, ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Metrodome has acquired all UK rights excluding TV – which belong to the BBC – and will release later this year.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of the three production companies involved in the feature film, Hurricane Films, Iris Productions and SellOutPictures’ by Sales Agents Fortissimo Films’ Nicole Mackey, EVP of international sales, and Metrodome’s Head of Acquisitions Giles Edwards and MD Jezz Vernon.
Producer Sol Papadopoulos of Hurricane Films said: “Metrodome are just the right distributor to get behind this classic text and film. It’s auteur storytelling told by a master, in director Terence Davies, who has discovered a powerful new talent in Agyness Deyn who plays our lead. Agyness and the landscape (shot in 70mm) are both big characters in this intimate epic.”
Agyness Deyn in Sunset Song
Mackey added: “Metrodome’s boundless enthusiasm for this film reassures us that it couldn’t be in better hands. We are all fortunate to be working on Sunset Song, especially at a time when Scottish pride and identity is so strong.”
News of the deal compounds Hurricane Films’ continued partnership with the auteur director having just wrapped Terence Davies’ next project ‘A Quiet Passion’, a biographical drama about the life of Emily Dickinson, starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine. Shot in Belgium and Massachusetts.